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What is the size in inches?
Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment. Can you send photos?
If so, then -
Please send photos of the vase.
Please send a photo of the marks and/or words on the bottom.
You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.
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i am having a difficult with the photo of the mark.
Is there more to the mark other than a sun and three wavy lines?
I searched and searched my many books and databases but I am unable to identify the maker. This is studio art in the late majolica style of about 1930s-40s. It appears also to have been influenced by the popular Rookwood styles of the period.
My research of similar studio art pieces indicates the estimated retail value would be $200-250 assuming good condition and depending on sale location.
Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.
If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:
The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.
Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.
These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.Accept PayPal only.
Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.Artfire.comBonanza.com
These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.GoAntiques.comRubylane.comTias.comcyberattic.comtrocadero.com
Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.
In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.
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